principal hydromorphologist/hydraulic modeller in altrincham

04 April 2019
toby willetts, randstad cpe
job type
£ 50,000 - £ 55,000 per year
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altrincham, north west
sub specialism
environmental & geotechnical
job type
working hours
£ 50,000 - £ 55,000 per year
reference number
toby willetts, randstad cpe
0203 680 0640
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job description

Stimulating new opportunity for an experienced Hydromorphologist/Hydraulic Modeller professional to join a leading hydromorphology team based in Altrincham, Leeds, or Birmingham!!!

A leading consultancy is seeking a Principal Hydromorphologist/Hydraulic Modeller to work in a team where you would apply your knowledge of hydromorphology, and in particular hydrological and sediment modelling, to help guide the work undertaken by this growing team. You will therefore need to be a proficient modeller.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of major schemes which would be a fantastic addition to your CV.


* Competitive salary
* Fantastic benefits package
* Amazing social team and environment


* Working with staff at Graduate, Senior and Consultant levels to oversee and guide their technical work, especially modelling
* Working with a range of internal to develop holistic project solutions
* Contributing to WFD assessments and environmental impact assessments, guiding new infrastructure developments to the best environmental outcomes
* Consulting with statutory regulators where required, particularly the Environment Agency and Natural England
* Maintaining excellent client relationships
* Helping the Hydromorphology Team Leader to identify new internal and external clients/opportunities
* Helping the Hydromorphology Team Leader to recruit talented individuals to grow the team, as required
* Experience of preparing high quality project and framework tenders
* Day to day project management
* Working with safety systems and preparing/reviewing risk assessments for field work


* High quality degree in a relevant field, and ideally a Masters/PhD
* Ideally, you will be Chartered
* Knowledge and practice of the following modelling software: HEC-RAS, Infoworks ICM
* Understanding of hydrology principles and experience with hydrological calculations (Flood Estimation Handbook techniques, flow duration curves etc.)
* Extensive experience in implementing 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling (including ISIS and TuFlow) for fluvial studies including model build and quality assurance, troubleshooting, baseline and scenario modelling etc.
* Experience in sediment transport modelling for fluvial studies
* Extensive experience in the interpretation of model results for design functionality/sustainability, erosion and deposition dynamics, flood risk etc.
* Proficiency in the use of the following spatial software: ArcGIS and/or QGIS, Map Info
* Strong experience supervising, assisting and teaching junior modellers
* Extensive experience writing and reviewing technical reports
* Strong experience communicating modelling issues and results to technical and non-technical audiences
* Good knowledge of hydromorphology, including experience of a range of river types
* Experience of a range of projects including river restoration, NFM, weir removal, and infrastructure-related hydromorphological assessment and design
* Sound knowledge of sediment transport processes
* Experience of high gradient and low gradient systems and coarse and fine sediment dynamics

For more information on this position please call Toby Willetts on 0203 6800640 today!!!

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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